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Ed Douglas

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COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« on: May 24, 2010, 08:30:15 AM »
I don't know how many of you are aware of it, but Costco gives members access to buy "emergency" food kits made of freeze dried and dehydrated foods. The prices atren't bad. Look under the "food" main topic, and "emergeny food kits" will be one of the selections under it. Worth a look.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 08:44:36 AM »
Thanks Ed I have a Sam's card and Costco card but I did not know that, Costco also at times sell buckets of emergency meals mostly pancake mix and cheap stuff, I have not tried it but I have been told not to buy it (poor quality) but if they sell freeze dried and good dehydrated food that is good to know. Mountain House is great but you can spend tens of thousands of dollars for a large family real fast.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 08:49:51 AM »
I have never noticed any of these products on the shelves at the store. They are definitely on their website, though. #10 cans, industry standard. Not bad.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 09:02:59 AM »

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 10:48:37 AM »
I don't know how many of you are aware of it, but Costco gives members access to buy "emergency" food kits made of freeze dried and dehydrated foods. The prices atren't bad. Look under the "food" main topic, and "emergency food kits" will be one of the selections under it. Worth a look.

Ed I didn't know that. Really good to know! I got my household a family membership
a few months ago and haven't checked out all the benefits. We go every week... The place is always packed with people.
I trust the food quality far more than most grocery store chains.
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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 10:52:34 AM »

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 08:09:58 PM »
I checked out the Costco site, they do have some good buys on the emergency food supplies, my daughter has a membership where she lives I may have her get some stuff for me. We do not have a Costco in my area.


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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 10:03:56 AM »
Some of the major suppliers have shortages on certain items occasionally. I remember when I wanted to get some butter at mountain house. They were totally sold out, due to our gov't buying up all they had. I haven't heard of shortages with the costco foods.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2010, 10:15:10 AM »
I remember in Feb 2008 I put in two orders for Mountain house it took until August to fill them, the same problem then others were taking all the available stock and not allowing the public to buy any. Mountain House will say that never happened but it was what happened.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2010, 08:00:18 AM »
RE COSTCO Just an idea on where to find some of the items for sale.
Will post more info soon. - Yowbarb
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COSTCO MAIN PAGE:  http://www.costco.com/
search:
Emergency Food Kits & Supplies

 

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2010, 08:04:36 AM »
This is really good to know will be checking them out, Thanks.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2010, 08:49:48 AM »
Hi,
will post more. Ed gave us the idea here...I had a membership aready but hadn't thought about getting MREs and other supplies there...
Here

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 09:49:24 AM »
Not to be a party  popper but that Costco food uses
MSG, sodium casinate, calcium casinate, TVP
to name a few not too good for you things not
to mention all the sodium.

Please take no offence

Peace
Dan
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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 12:30:47 PM »
Good point Dan, thanks! Long term storage is difficult due to products we wouldn't eat on a normal basis but has the ability to be kept long term for survival needs. I have stored a lot of food myself in jars and mylar bags, dehydrated and canned as well, but for a seriously long term storage it gets more complicated and most people don't want to try store their own foods. I assume they will use the costco as a last ditch supply, at least that is what I will do.  I normally eat organic and whole foods, no processed. Who knows the processed may do us in after all is said and done! :o

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2010, 08:38:23 AM »
Yes that is true Linda, for those who will be starting to get storage foods now
may already be kinda too late and have to buy the Costco food barrels.

We store dry beans, lentils, red wheat, rice, dried veggies as a base for our food
storage.
We recommend at least 250LBS per person per year of the above mentioned items,
I know that seem like a lot but better too much than too little.

Also, here is a tip. there is a restaurant supply company called San Francisco Herb Company.
(SFHERB.COM) They have the best prices on dried stuff of anyone anywhere, I believe
that many survival food companies buy their dried fruit and veggies.

They sell something that I think everyone should have some of,
they call it soup mix. It is ..,,
dried
Tomatoes
Red and green bell peppers
onion
celery
spinach
carrots

This stuff can make the most mundane tasting stuff taste very good.
They also have stew mix includes everything listed above plus sliced
potatoes.
COST $7 a lb, and that pound last a long time, it is very powerful taste
and very very nutritious. Sorta taste like the flavor packet that comes with
ramin noodles.
They also have nuts, fruits, tea, coffee, and individual dried veggies and
fruits as well as mixes.
If all someone had was beans, rice, wheat, lentils and some dried fruit and
veggies they would be fine, and in my opinion be better off than eating
all those poisons.

Just my two cents
Dan
PS We live off of our food stores and have done so for the last 20 years.
ROTATION is important. If you live off of your stores you learn how to
use them in ways you enjoy. We make whole wheat tortillas from the
red wheat and hot cereal, bread, tabbouleh, to name a few. A batch
of tortillas only cost .25 cent to make 24 tortillas. And the tortillas and
everything else is ORGANIC.
I'm not the real authority my wife Sheila is.  Not bragging but we have been doing this for
years and have helped many people get this food situation  in order.
If anyone need help please let us know.
Your heath is very important, and with what is coming down the pike
and you need to have food that will help you not hurt you.

I know having a packet of beef and noodles and "just add water"
sound good but it is not the best way.

Peace again
Dan
Sorry for the ramble sheila will do a better job than me